|Mar. 29 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET16:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)3:56 PM CT-Francoeur has made the Atlanta Braves' opening-day roster with an impressive showing in spring training.
Analysis: The Braves told the 32-year-old outfielder on Tuesday he will be added to their major league roster. Under baseball's labor contract, the Braves were required to keep him, release him or pay a $100,000 retention bonus if he was willing to continue with his minor league contract. Francoeur made it clear he wouldn't go back to the minors.
|Feb. 22 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET20:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)7:04 PM CT-Francoeur is returning to the Atlanta Braves. The team announced Monday that Francoeur has agreed to a minor league contract and will report to big league spring training.
Analysis: A 32-year-old Atlanta native, Francouer started his career with the Braves in 2005, making a huge splash as a rookie but failing to become the star many projected. He was traded to the New York Mets in 2009 and bounced around to five teams before returning to his original organization.